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Complete the handle for your handcrafted knife with a set of beautiful bookmatched scales cut from solid purpleheart.

Purpleheart Knife Scales

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57157
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Purpleheart Knife Scales
Purpleheart Knife Scales

Aptly named for its purplish heartwood, purpleheart has become a favorite for woodworkers looking for both color and strength. These purpleheart knife blanks provide excellent strength, rot resistance, and a solid feel in your hand. The color is dull when freshly cut, brightens over a period of days to a deep purple, and darkens to a purplish brown in the long term. Color changes can be slowed with the use of UV-inhibiting finishes. Use sharp tools and take care not to overheat cutters.

(2) Purpleheart Knife Scales
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Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec
  • Dimensions (each scale): 1-1/2''W x 5''L x 3/8'' thick
Material Purpleheart
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Beautiful pieces
This wood scales worked perfectly and has made a beautiful hunting knife for a Christmas present. I am very happy with the product and it’s quality. Would definitely buy here again !
November 21, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Purpleheart
The wood has great color, the set I got has a very nice grain pattern. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a different look on they're project.
November 12, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Beautiful wood, easy to work.
Beautiful wood with nice figure. It is easy to work, and makes a great handle for the knife.
October 29, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Made very nice looking knife.
Made very nice looking knife.
August 9, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Scales purpleheart
Wood tough but finishes bueatifully. Thicker than the rivets for the knife but with big hands is necessary tyo have a sound grip
November 8, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Current project
Todd P on Nov 15, 2018
Like the wood grain and making various items so picked several scales.
Russ B on Feb 1, 2017
Current project
Todd P on Nov 15, 2018
Because I feel it will be a one off item for making my girl friend a good hunting knife she will always remember for a Christmas gift
Cody C on Oct 30, 2018
Like the wood grain and making various items so picked several scales.
Russ B on Feb 1, 2017
to go with carving set hardware kit
Don H on Nov 30, 2016
Easy to work and comes out nice.
GERALD M on Oct 26, 2016
Found you on line,eBay.
James B on May 3, 2016
Color was what I was looking for
Ron E on Jan 24, 2016
Christmas gifts, I made the boys all knives.
The girls got jewelry boxes last year
Marc M on Dec 17, 2015
It's bright color (I hope)
James S on May 22, 2015
My granddaughter likes the color
Ron W on Apr 14, 2015
Because I feel it will be a one off item for making my girl friend a good hunting knife she will always remember for a Christmas gift
Cody C on Oct 30, 2018
to go with carving set hardware kit
Don H on Nov 30, 2016
What type of wood finish are you using on purple heart or most any other wood for that matter? I have some Fornbys tounge oil I have used on other products and was thinking on using it.
David S on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry about the big delay in answering. My Inbox is a mess and I just saw your e-mail a few minutes ago. I use Purple Heart and other exotic, but colorful, woods for intarsia projects. I can get beautiful color combinations w/o painting. For all my wood projects, I use a Polycrylic finish. Polycrylic is the actual name and it's manufactured and marketed by Minwax. It's water-based, so clean-up is a breeze. It dries quickly and it dries perfectly clear, although it is milky white in the can. If you apply several thin coats, using a soft brush that won't leave brush marks, your wood piece almost looks like it's made of glass. The secret of Polycrylic is to not over-brush it. It's thicker than most conventional stains, but, if left alone after application, it will flow out to a nice level surface. (On vertical surfaces, of course, you will have to brush a little more to prevent runs.) I use it on painted, stained or natural wood projects. It's great stuff! You can get it at any of the big box stores as well as smaller hardware or home improvement stores
Are there instructions to make the Handel?
Wayne M on Dec 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. Just the blanks.
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